Music and Art

Art and Architecture Complete
This resource provides full text and indexing to major periodicals for art scholars, artists, designers, college students, and general researchers. Art and Architecture Complete also provides 150+ full text books. Use this database to research antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more.
Art and Architecture Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Art and Architecture Video includes biographies, profiles of contemporary artists and architects, interviews, surveys of art history, aesthetics, theory, and criticism. Includes coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
AHCI is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
  • A Web of Science database provided through Web of Knowledge.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
  • Coverage: 2007-present
Classical Music in Video
Classical Music in Video contains classical music performances and master classes captured on video. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
Dance in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This resource provides streaming videos of over 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth century. Providing the visual element necessary for appreciation and analysis, students and researchers can at last discover and revisit great performances and learn from the dancers, choreographers, and directors who have perfected the craft. The collection covers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off-campus.
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
FTLI covers film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 350 publications (and selected coverage of nearly 300), as well as full text for more than 100 journals and nearly 100 books.
Films on Demand
FoD provides instant access to over 5,500 streaming educational videos covering a wide range of subject areas. You can watch these videos on any computer with high-speed Internet access. The library has the complete FoD collection, including Business & Economics, Health, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Sciences. Create a personal FoD user ID to save playlists with your favorite videos and video segments.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off-campus.
  • Full video
Humanities Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
Humanities Video Online provides a multidisciplinary collection of films with a broad range of titles in the humanities and social sciences. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) / Petrucci Music Library
An open repository of music scores in the public domain. It offers access to over 85,000 scores and parts for nearly 35,000 works. IMSLP users can also exchange musical ideas through the site, submit their own compositions, or listen to other people's compositions.
  • Access restrictions: None
  • Full-text
IPA Source
This resource provides transcriptions and literal translations of songs and arias.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Image Quest
Access to more than two million images from some of the best collections in the world, including DK Images, Getty Images, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading sources. Image Quest is organized by subject matter and full searchable. All images are licensed for non-commercial educational use.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text
This resource provides easy access to over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. It contains more than 490 full-text titles, including more than 150 full-text journals.
Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy offers video streaming for thousands of films covering a wide array of subjects across the disciplines. The collection includes educational documentaries, feature films, and interviews from over 900 producers and filmmakers, including Criterion, Green Planet Films, Psychotherapy.net, BBCActive, DEFA Film Library, and Kino Lorber.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Met Opera on Demand
Met Opera on Demand delivers instant access to more than 500 New York Metropolitan Opera performances, including more than 70 past performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series as well as more than 350 classic full-length video and audio performances.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Music Index (ESBSCOhost)
Music Index is compiled from US and international music periodicals offering the researcher access to a wealth of historiographic, ethnographic, and musicological data. A broad range of subjects is covered, including past and present personalities, the history of music, forms and types of music, musical instruments from the earliest times to modern electronic instruments, plus computer produced music.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Index with limited full-text
  • Coverage: 1979 - present
Music Online
Alexander Street Press' Music Online offers thousands of streaming audio recordings, scores, music reference works, and videos of musicians and performers. The database can be searched and browsed by subject, historical event, genre, people, cultural group, place, time period, and ensemble.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Naxos Music Library
This resource contains the music of over 18,000 CDs, covering rock, pop, adult contemporary, classical, jazz, folk, and world music genres. The music is streamed to your computer in CD-quality audio. NML also includes valuable information, including artist and composer biographies, liner notes, opera synopses, and more. Use the playlist to create your own list of favorite NML music.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Naxos Sheet Music Library
This resource offers over 45,000 sheet classical and jazz music titles in all genres, spanning music from Medieval to the 21st century and composers from Bach to Arvo Part.
  • Installing the optional Naxos Music Viewer will let you print, transpose, and listen (in MIDI) to many of the works in the Naxos Sheet Music Library. You can get the viewer from any sheet music title's download page.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
Opera in Video
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This resource offers more than 500 hours of streaming video. Classic performances from the top opera companies and documentaries on specific operas, composers, and companies cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the twentieth century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.
  • Full video
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art (34 volumes) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. Articles that have been added or updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Full text
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music Online) includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. It is updated annually.
  • Access restrictions: Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Full text
Theatre in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. Click here for details.
This resource contains more than 250 of the worlds most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video. These definitive performances by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. This resource is part of the VAST: Academic Video Online collection.
  • Access restrictions:Available to SWOSU students, faculty, and staff on and off campus.